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Title: Henry Francis Jones's Journal on Student Life, September 14, 1857 — April 6, 1858: Electronic Edition.
Author: Jones, Henry Francis
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 9K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
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2005-10-31, Sarah Ficke finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Henry Francis Jones Papers (#3019-z), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Henry Francis Jones's Journal on Student Life, September 14, 1857 — April 6, 1858
Author: [Henry Francis Jones]
Description: 3 pages, 3 page images
Note: Call number 3019-z (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Henry Francis Jones's Journal on Student Life, September 14, 1857 — April 6, 1858
Jones, Henry Francis



Page 1

Monday, Sept. 14th 1857.

It has turned very warm since the rain. The day has passed off as usual. We had composition to day instead of mathematics. I was very glad of the change. Old Barnum1 read two or three of the best ones. He ridiculed some of them, and he praised some too. There was a good deal of confusion in prayers this evening. One fellow couldn't find a seat, sat upon the steps of the rostrum. Old Bunk told him to get up. He had to sit in a fellow's lap till prayers was over.
I have a tremendous hard lesson to get to night. I dread it too. It is a greek lesson. Old Fett will rush me, I expect if he calls on me in the morning.
The Students say, that he knows more about Greek than English.


Page 2
Tuesday, Sept. 15th 1857.
It is warmer to day than ever. Nothing very extraordinary has happened to day. I thought some I would get a letter to day, but I never. This evening I was so sleepy. I laid down on my trunk and went to sleep. I was sitting there studying, and laid down time I got over my lesson. The flies would not let me sleep long. After I came from recitation this morning, I amused myself by catching flies for about fifteen minutes. There was another "Newg" in our section this evening. The boys bored him a good deal. One fellow bored Old Hub by making [fiss] with his book. He (Old Hub) looked straight at him for about five minutes. After supper I went out to the brick yard and looked at Old Fatty's pump. He is making a pump to bring water from the branch

Page 3
about one hundred yards off. I can't describe it for it isn't done. There was another fellow along with me. We stayed about half an hour looking at it.
This is the worst kind of paper to write on. I beg to be excused for all the blotches I make in it (the book). I know I will be page torn with it, and expect will spell some words wrong in my hurry.

Endnotes:

1. Probably John Thomas Wheat , a university professor from 1849 to 1859.